Struggling to keep shelves stocked
By Ashleigh Plemper
Farmer Staff Writer
When a disaster strikes, life goes on. But when it still seems to linger, eventually, something has to give. Local business owners have begun to feel the trickle effect of the closings of warehouses and other processing plants throughout the country that resulted from a COVID-19 outbreak mid-March. While business has fluctuated, many business owners are finally beginning to see an increase in revenue. But they’re still being faced with the dilemma of getting and keeping certain items stocked for inventory.
Barrett Pharmacy & Variety
“It’s hard because it’s a fine line. You have customers who don’t care about COVID-19, then you have the ones that are concerned,” says Josslyn Dodds of Barrett Pharmacy & Variety.
Dodds says it comes down to about half and half regarding customers who feel one way or the other. And it’s really about accommodating customers to the best ability possible, so that everyone leaves happy.